El Kantara Sharq is a city in Ismailiya Governorate. It is known in that name for its location on the eastern bank of the Suez Canal facing El Qantara Gharb City. The city has remains of fortresses from the Late Pharaonic and the Greco-Roman Periods. It also was the starting point of the Military Road of Horus. El Kantara Sharq City ecnompasses a military citadel that date back to the Mamluk period established by Sultan El Ghuri on the same style of his citadel in Syria. Nowadays the citadel is military and industrial center and glass factory.